“He’s a Lord of love and of light and of life. And if we only remember that through the chaos of our lives, then we will experience this peace that even science cannot fully understand.”
There are many things in this life that can try to steal our peace. The political climate is hostile and deeply divided. The fears of extremism and violence are on the rise, and the very nature of gender and humanity are being called into question.
Yet in the face of this, God has a word for us – be at peace.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
We are bombarded by negative news, fear-driven reporting, and health scares on a daily basis. Yet we can choose to trust in God. Michael knows what it is to feel that peace.
“No matter what happens…God is still sovereign. I’ve experienced it; many of your listeners who’ve been on a Christian journey know what these words mean – a peace that surpasses understanding. It’s an unreasonable peace.”
God’s peace is a peace for all seasons.
When the Challenger shuttle exploded shortly after takeoff, millions were devastated. Michael was working in the news industry at the time and watched the newsreels of the spouses of those who had been killed in the accident. Many of the spouses were believers in Christ, and they expressed feeling peace.
The reporter interviewing them was dumbfounded. How could they be feeling peace?
Because they had faith in a sovereign God who had a plan for all things and had their loved ones firmly in hand. As we watch culture grow more hostile to biblical truths, we can place our quiet trust in a God who holds us up and is coming back for us. Even in the face of devastating loss, we can have peace.
“That kind of peace only comes from God. It’s not irrational, it’s irrational, and it’s straight from God. So I love this verse. I keep it close to my heart right now, especially during these anxious times.”
Key Scriptures: Philippians 4:6-7
Featured Songs: For Your Glory by Free Worship; Wonderful by Christy Nockels; Lose My Soul by Toby Mac